Electronic Music DJ Course & Performance | Manhattan & Brooklyn, NYC
Ever wondered what DJs are doing up in the booth? This is your chance to find out…literally, as those over 21 that make the grade (and no one hasn’t so far) will be invited to make their debut at an evening event in a club in Brooklyn!
From square zero to DJ hero: Learn to DJ like a pro, and be club-ready on our fully comprehensive Electronic Music DJ course. You’ll learn on industry standard Pioneer Nexus equipment, which you’ll find at any respectable venue (or DJ school).
“I needed to brush up on some production software, so I called Garnish, as they have the best instructors” – Jamie Jones
Our Electronic Music DJ course is designed for beginners, as well as those who have already played around at home, who would like to learn real-world techniques on the latest professional equipment, taught by our expert roster of professional electronic music DJ instructors. Class size is capped at only four students, which naturally leans towards more of a bespoke experience, with time to wander ‘off-piste’, to focus on individuals’ styles and needs.
We do not offer our DJ classes online! Our DJ classes involve hands-on learning and interaction with equipment, which is impossible to replicate in an online environment. Online DJ classes do not provide the same level of personal attention and feedback that is achieved in our in-person class, which greatly impacts the quality of the learning experience. Learning how to DJ should be in-person and FUN – not frustrating!
If you are looking to learn play electronic music genres in a friendly setting of like-minded learners, then this is the class for you!
Beats & Pieces
• Setting up equipment, and getting ready to go
• Mixing essentials
• Bars and beats
• Beat matching introduction
• Understanding the structure of electronic music
Arrangement of Electronic Music
• Pitch and recognizing dissonance (aka clashing)
• Knowing when to mix in and mix out
• Key differences between Trap/Bass and ‘Four-On-The-Floor’
• Track selection
• Putting songs in order
• Timing your mixes
• Common FX
• Dos and don’ts: FX during the mix
Hardware and Software
• CDJ Nexus
• Mixed In Key
• Refining your set
• How to mix acapellas
• Gauging the crowd and having a backup plan
Advanced Mixing & Digital Tricks
• Triggering and sampling
• Delay and reverb in the mix
• Looping and making your own mash-ups on the spot
• Impact mixing with FX and levels
• Body language
Advanced Set Building & Improvisation
• Out-of-the-box song selection
• Changing tempo
• Music programming
Preparing for Your Show
• Recording your set
• Getting the word out
• Keeping the momentum and booking more events
• EPK tips
• Developing your sound and style
36 Hours | $1299 + $100 Registration if booked 14 days before start or $1599 + $200 Registration
Or get in touch and one of our placement experts will follow up with information and find a time for an assessment call to get you in to the most suitable program we have for you.
“I feel Im so lucky to have done this class, to form my foundation of understanding of DJing. The instructor nurtured my interest and consolidated my goal to be a DJ in clubs.” – DJ Exact
“It’s a great course to get a fully integrated understanding of DJing! I loved the learning process and finally getting to play my own music. The instructor was great, and I’m so glad I invested in the class.” – Eden
“I’m so glad you taught me. You’re the best xoxo” – Paris
“The amazing instructor was instrumental to my understanding of how to be a DJ. Really enjoyed how he explained all the devices and answered the questions. Also the vibe of the school is super nice” – Masha
“It was a super fun and easy way to learn how to mix while making great connections!” – Fabiano
“After only three classes, I am an entirely different DJ. I can’t wait to see how my skills grow over the next six classes! I’m so grateful for my instructor. He feels more like a mentor than a teacher. Everything at Garnish has been top notch. The instructor, location, gear. Taking this class will not just make a dramatic difference in my skills but also a dramatic change in my career. Thank you!” – Heather
“I can’t speak more highly of this course. I am so happy with how much I learned, the length of the course, the quality of equipment, and the stellar instructor. The course syllabus contained nearly everything I wanted to learn and practice. In just a 2-3 classes, I learned more than I had learned in 3-6 months on my own. I am also impressed with the small class size of 4, which allowed for a fantastic learning environment and to bond with one another throughout the 2 months. After finishing the class, I feel like I have truly established a strong foundation of knowledge and skill, as well as the confidence to dive right into playing at open deck nights, at parties with friends, and beginning to plan parties, etc. I am thrilled with my experience. Our instructor was also extremely knowledgeable, patient, and never made us feel anything less than fully capable. Many thanks to Garnish!! I am so happy I committed to this class! – Matt
Great class, two really good instructors and nice people in the class. All around good vibes, learned a lot and had the opportunity to play.
My instructor was VERY helpful. It took me a few lessons to grasp the concept and he did not give up on me. He tried many different ways to explain the concept and was always patient and understanding. I felt stupid not knowing how to do what he was explaining, but he was very encouraging and motivating, that I would grasp it and I eventually did!
The instructor was very knowledgeable and friendly. Small classes are great for individual attention and schooling is affordable compared to other private schools.
Very informative. I had an incredible teacher who was patient, knowledgable and all round awesome. I came into the course not knowing much and finished with a gigantic pool of information and skills making me feel equipped to go out and enter the dj world.
I feel like I learned everything I could have possibly learned. i have no questions that are unresolved. i learnt more in this class than in a year of studying on my own. I just will miss the class.
The course is really straight forward and the instructor is the coolest ever! He can answer any question that you wanna know about DJing. Tell him how you wanna mix, he will show you easily.
I would recommend your courses to a friend because I felt it was very professional and personal which I appreciate.